EPPO Global Database

Keiferia lycopersicella(GNORLY)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2001: Present, no details
From CABI Pest map 754 (2011): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/211) : common in tomato-producing areas south of Tampa along the west coast and from Ft. Pierce south along the east coast (Poe, 1999). Considered as major tomato pest but controlled with mating disruption technique (Schuster et al., 2001).
* INTERNET (last accessed in 2010-11)
- CABI Crop Protection Compendium. Datasheet on Keiferia lycopersicella. http://www.cabi.org/cpc/
- University of Florida. IFAS Extension. Tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Walshingham) by SL Poe (dated 1999). http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN23100.pdf

* Kimball CP (1953) A Proposed Revision of the Check-List of Florida Lepidoptera. Florida Entomologist 36(3), 103-107.

* Schuster DJ, McLaughlin JR, Mitchell ER (2001) Comparison of formulations and dispensers for mating disruption of the tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Wals.) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 113, 205-209 (abst.).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada British Columbia Absent, pest no longer present view...
Canada Ontario Present, few occurrences view...
Canada Present, few occurrences view...
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...